Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 31, 2014

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Lazard Ltd. ( LAZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 31, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased LAZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that LAZ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $53.49, the dividend yield is 2.24%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LAZ was $53.49, representing a -1.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.07 and a 59.1% increase over the 52 week low of $33.62.

LAZ is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ) and AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. ( AMP ). LAZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.1. Zacks Investment Research reports LAZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 42.87%, compared to an industry average of 5.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LAZ Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to LAZ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LAZ as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ( KBWC )
  • WCM BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF ( AADR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWC with an increase of 4.71% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LAZ at 3.93%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: LAZ , BEN , AMP , KBWC , AADR

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